DC WON
T20
DC beat MI by 4 wickets
Man of the Match - Kuldeep Yadav
MI
177-5
20.0/20 Ovrs
 
179-6
18.2/20 Ovrs
DC
Indian Premier League, 2022 |Match 2 |3/27/2022
Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
Commentary
  • Kuldeep Yadav is adjudged as the Player of the Match. 
  • Delhi were three down inside the Powerplay but it was their deep batting that helped them. Once, Rovman Powell fell it looked like they will come second best here but the cameo from Shardul Thakur and the 75-run partnership between Lalit Yadav and Axar Patel proved to be the winning stand and they won the game with 10 balls to spare. Yadav was going run-a-ball at one time but he played an anchor role throughout and then launched big when it mattered. A superb win for Delhi and they are off to a fantastic start. 
  • Mumbai didn't have the best of starts as both the openers had a go against them but Murugan Ashwin took two wickets and Tymal Mills got one to help them close the Powerplay on a high. Basil Thampi got two wickets and all of a sudden it was looking like a good win for Mumbai but they failed to take the wickets in the backend. Mumbai were hurt with Bumrah's spell mostly. He mostly finds a way to get a wicket and be economical but it was not the case this time around. He went for 43 runs while Daniel Sams did not have a debut to remember as he gave away more than 50 runs in his spell. 
  • Delhi bat deep, really deep and their fire-power was shown here. Delhi are off to this new campaign with a hard-fought win, all thanks to Axar Patel and Lalit Yadav. It always looked like Mumbai were 15-20 runs short and it turned out the same as well. Mumbai fail to win their opening game since 2012, some streak...
  • 18.2
    4
    Jasprit Bumrah to Axar Patel, FOUR! That's it, Axar Patel finishes off things in style and what a partnership this has been between him and Lalit Yadav. Full and on the pads, flicked away past the short fine leg fielder for a boundary. DELHI WIN BY 4 WICKETS!
  • 18.1
    1
    Jasprit Bumrah to Lalit Yadav, Bumrah nails the yorker on middle. Yadav manages to squeeze it past leg stump for a single.
  • END OF OVER 18 | 24 Runs & 0 Wkt | DC 174/6
  • 17.6
    6
    Daniel Sams to Axar Patel, SIX! Daniel Sams will be hiding for cover after that bowling display! A low full toss, on middle and leg. Axar Patel waits for it and slogs ity over the square leg fence for a maximum. Delhi are a hit away now from a famous victory.
  • 17.5
    1
    Daniel Sams to Lalit Yadav, Seam up this time from Sams and on the pads. This is tucked away leg side for a single.
  • 17.4
    4
    Daniel Sams to Lalit Yadav, FOUR! This might be the defining blow from Lalit Yadav and what an innings it has been from him! Full and wide, creamed through extra cover for a boundary. 11 needed now off 14 balls.
  • 17.3
    6
    Daniel Sams to Lalit Yadav, SIX! Mistimed for a maximum by Lalit Yadav and Delhi might have just done the unthinkable here. Another slower ball, in the slot. Yadav goes through with the big shot and it comes off the toe end, still manages to clear the wide long on fence with ease.
  • 17.2
    1
    Daniel Sams to Axar Patel, Full and straight, pushed down to long on for a single.
  • 17.1
    6
    Daniel Sams to Axar Patel, SIX! Axar Patel is making up with the bat for his below-par bowling display! Sams starts off with a slower short ball, going down leg. Patel waits for it and pulls it a long way over the backward square leg fence for a huge hit. 22 needed now off 17 balls.
  • END OF OVER 17 | 13 Runs & 0 Wkt | DC 150/6
  • Daniel Sams is back into the attack.
  • 16.6
    4lb
    Basil Thampi to Lalit Yadav, FOUR LEG BYES! Just it has been in the last 6-7overs, Delhi get a boundary off the final delivery of the over. Full and on the pads, Yadav misses the flick and the ball goes off the pads, past a diving Ishan Kishan and runs away into the fine leg fence. 28 needed now off 18 balls.
  • 16.6
    1wd
    Basil Thampi to Lalit Yadav, WIDE! This is poor bowling from Thampi and he seems under pressure now. Full and well down leg. Wided.
  • 16.5
    1
    Basil Thampi to Axar Patel, Gets away with that one does Thampi. A full toss, on leg stump. Patel gets low and slogs it straight towards the man at the mid-wicket fence. Single taken.
  • 16.4
    4
    Basil Thampi to Axar Patel, FOUR! Thampi comes 'round the wicket and serves a length ball on off stump. Axar Patel hangs deep and creams it right back over the bowler's head for a boundary. 34 needed now off 20 balls.
  • 16.3
    1
    Basil Thampi to Lalit Yadav, Gets the yorker perfect this time does Basil Thampi, right on leg stump and cramping the batter. Lalit Yadav jams it out towards long on for a single.
  • 16.3
    1wd
    Basil Thampi to Lalit Yadav, WIDE! Thampi goes searching for the toe-crushing yorker but spills it down leg. Wide called.
  • 16.2
    0
    Basil Thampi to Lalit Yadav, Excellent from Thampi. Full and at the toes, Yadav fails to flick it away and gets hit on the pads.
  • 16.1
    1
    Basil Thampi to Axar Patel, DROPPED! Could this be the match dropped for Mumbai? A full toss, on middle. Axar Patel steps out and flat-bats it hard towards Tim David at long on. Davis comes in quickly and the ball just pops in and out of his palms. The batters get a single as well.
  • END OF OVER 16 | 15 Runs & 0 Wkt | DC 137/6
  • Basil Thampi (3-0-26-3) comes back in to finish his spell.